30 October 2012

TAG | Why Do You Wear Make Up?

Hello girls,

I've seen this tag on many blogs, and most recently one of my favourite beauty bloggers Kayleigh. So i thought i'd jump aboard the bandwagon and answer the questions too. :)

Image from We Heart It

1. When did you begin loving make up?
I vividly remember going throughout the whole of secondary school without wearing a scrap of make up. However, during sixth form i nabbed my sisters 'Sporty Girl' (Who remembers that brand? How retro!) brown mascara and loved how it made my lashes look. From there my make up application developed progressively onto more hardcore items... ;)

When i left sixth form, i moved into a different town, where i knew nobody, so in my copious amount of spare time i discovered beauty blogs and YouTube beauty girls, which is where my real love for make up began.

2. How do you feel without make up?
Without make up on, i feel a bit pale, and not put together. Putting make up on is to me just like getting dressed, without it i would feel a teensy bit naked! There is another slightly deeper meaning as to why i wear make up too. I had a birthmark removed from my face when i was little which resulted in the muscles in the left side of my face not working - so basically the left side of my face is more or less paralysed. So make up just makes me feel a bit better about my face, it gives me that extra bit of confidence which i wouldn't have without make up.

3. What do you like about make up?
I love the transformation aspect of make up - you can wake up in the morning with bags so big under your eyes that you could carry your shopping in them, apply a bit of concealer and you instantly look like you've had the recommended 7 hours of sleep. We've all had mornings like that, right girls?!
I also love how applying a particular item of make up can make you feel so much better about yourself, be it your YSL lippie or that Chanel blush, we all have that one product that once we apply it, we feel a million bucks!

4. Three Holy Grail Items.
1. Like Kayleigh (who i've nabbed this tag from....) i also count the Urban Decay Naked Palette as one of my all time favourite products. I remember the huge buzz about this product when it came out, a palette full of neutrals with a smattering of glitter - definitely deserves HG status! This palette is one i use religiously everyday, it can take you from a neutral daytime eye through to a smokey sultry look in the sweep of a MAC 217!

2. Urban Decay Primer Potion A bit boring and mundane? Maybe, but highly essential for me. I couldn't wear eyeshadow without this product as i suffer from oily eyelids. This primer is a slightly thick formula and dries transparent on your eyelid, it lasts all day on me and allows my eyeshadow to stay intact and creaseless.

3. Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer This concealer has reached cult beauty blogger status, even Nic and Sam from Pixiwoo are raving about it, thats a stamp of approval if i ever saw one! This concealer has a lovely creamy consistency that takes it in its stride to cover them dark circles under your eyes and those pesky blemishes, and at under a £5, its a bargain too!

Have you completed this TAG? Leave me the link in the comments if you have, i love reading these tags! If you haven't completed the tag then why not give it a go! :)

Felicity x

28 October 2012

Review | Tresemme Heat Protection Spray

Hi girls,

Having longish hair means that taking care of it is a must. Otherwise you can be left with a tangled, dry and frizzy mess of a mane! One product which i use to keep my hair tip-top condition is the Tresemme Heat Protection Spray. A few spritzes of this sweet smelling spray, and your hair will most definitely thank you for it!

Image and video hosting by TinyPic The bottle itself is quite reminiscent to me of when you visit the hairdressers, and they have them fancy bottles which sprays the product all over your hair within a couple of spritzes. It also has a 'stop' safety button on the side of the handle, which allows you to 'lock' the product so none of the product will squirt out unexpectedly - great for when you shove this in your toiletries bag when going on your holiday!

When you apply this product, it shoots out from the bottle as a fine mist and each spray covers quite a large area of your hair, so there is no need to go over board spraying here there and everywhere - a little of this stuff goes a long way. Also, as this spray disperses as a mist, it doesn't leave your hair feeling greasy at all - which means its also great to spray on your roots too. This stuff also smells gorgeous, it has that nice 'hairdressers' smell to it.

I use this spray ever morning/evening after i've washed my hair, this thoroughly prepares my hair for the onslaught of heated hair tools, which tackle my mane on a daily basis.

Tresemme have certainly come up trumps with this spray, it does exactly what it says on the bottle and doesn't cost the earth at an affordable £4.69 (Boots). This product makes my hair feel in much better condition, look shinier and also helps my split ends appear less visible. One other little thing i've noticed when using this, is that my hair seems to not take as long to dry - definitely a winner!

Tresemme Heat Defence 300ml - RRP £4.69 | Available from Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinsons.

Felicity xo
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